Continuity mistake: After Shane Wolfe and Mrs. Plummer retrieve GHOST and then see the children, as Principle Fletcher jumps on Mr. Chun, you can see all of the police officers reach for their guns and Shane bend slightly to seem like he is reaching for something. As the shot changes to behind Shane and the police officers, Shane is holding the gun that Mr. Chun had and the officers to his left are reaching for their guns, but the officers to his right still have their hands up. When the shot changes to show their faces, Shane is standing there empty handed and all of the officers now have their guns in their hands.
Continuity mistake: When Shane and the kids are in the arcade/pizza place, from Shane's view you see a woman in a print dress tugging on a kid. Change to see Shane's face and she is dragging the kid away behind him. Change back to Shane's view she is still trying to get the kid away from the game.
Revealing mistake: In the scene at the beginning, when Vin Diesel has rescued the professor and has gone into the helicopter to find the pilot dead, he walks back through the door to call the professor, and gets shot. He slides down and you see a bullet hole in the door. Yet before he gets shot, as he starts to walk through the door to call the professor, the bullet hole is already in the door.
Continuity mistake: When Vin Diesel does the panda dance to get to the safe, all the stuff comes down, including pins and gates. In the next shot, you see all the gates and pins going back up, except for one. When the camera changes angle, the pin is up, even though there isn't such a big time difference to have the pin go up, and the viewer not to see.
Other mistake: When Shane crashes the car through a fence (or wall), it appears that the car sustained absolutely no damage on the front (or anywhere else as far as I could tell). Later, there seemed to be very little damage to the car as a result of a chase scene where the car hit things, just a relatively minor scrape or two.
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Continuity mistake: Near the end of the movie when Captain Fawcett is pointing the gun at Wolfe and Mrs. Plummer, the safe's door springs back to knock him out. At the moment the safe's door seems to be about 80 degrees open, yet when Shane opens the safe for himself, it appears to be about 30 degrees open.
Continuity mistake: The wrestling coach is seated behind the principal at the Sound of Music play finale. He is wearing a brown suit, has a cervical collar from his injury, and is behind a woman in a green sweater. A few minutes later, when the principal is talking to Vin Diesel about the wrestling coach finding a new calling, we see the coach on stage dressed as a nun, singing and taking bows. The camera then takes one last shot of the audience standing up and we see the very tall coach figure in the rear of the crowd, minus his collar. Brad Garrett's figure is an unmistakable one due to his size.
Factual error: When the Navy Seals land on the beach, Shane then gives a briefing on their target to capture and what to do. This is nonsense. A briefing would happen before they even left to do the mission, not as they started it in enemy territory. Being Navy Seals, they have a degree of intelligence, certainly enough that they wouldn't need a quick reminder as they start the mission.
Other mistake: When Shane is installing the security cam, he looks to verify the image, but we are shown a standard quality image that you would find in a typical security cam. If he was on a top priority project for the military, the video quality would be way above what we see. It would also most likely not look like an off the shelf video camera (i.e. it would likely be less detectable than what he put up).
Character mistake: After the Lieutenant is shot and is in hospital, his CO is explaining what the GHOST system is. He explains that the acronym is "Guided High Altitude Scrambling Transmitter" - which would be GHAST. Replacing "altitude" for "orbit", which is probably what was intended, would make a Guided High Orbit Scrambling Transmitter - or the GHOST system henceforth referred to in the film.
Other mistake: When Shane is in his officer Navy uniform in the hospital, after his release from being shot, you will notice the belt buckle is centered incorrectly. A for effort, F for wrong way. Any military uniform, the belt buckle is centered off of the zipper flap - to the left, but in the movie it is centered off to the right. Another military uniform mistake. Someday these movie makers will get it right.